Now that James Gunn has been confirmed to write and direct Superman: Legacy, we're hoping it won't be too much longer before the filmmaker reveals who he's cast as the DCU's new Man of Steel.
We don't anticipate an announcement being made prior to Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3's arrival in theaters this May as that would overshadow the Marvel Studios' threequel (particularly during the movie's press tour next month). However, Gunn has now made it clear it's still very early days in the casting process.
Taking to social media to respond to a number of recent rumours - including one stating that Hunters star Logan Lerman is the current frontrunner - the DC Studios' co-CEO was quick to set the record straight.
In fact, Gunn didn't even recognise the Bullet Train actor's name!
He'd go on to say, "[I] haven't had a single talk with a single actor about the role. Just making private lists, prepping material for auditions."
It's inevitable that the trades will eventually catch wind of who is auditioning to play Superman, especially as the Man of Tomorrow is likely to be one of the most highly sought-after roles in the DCU. Following in Henry Cavill's footsteps will be no easy feat, though the expectation is that Gunn will eventually cast a relative unknown.
Superman: Legacy is set to be released in theaters on July 11, 2025.